Despite a desire to live as simply as possible, my family has found that stuff has a way of finding its way into our home. A few weeks ago, I went up into my attic and all I could think was “what in the world is all this and where on earth did it come from!?” So, my husband and I decided it was time to have that yard sale we kept mentioning, but never planning.
This past weekend, we bit the bullet and hauled boxes of old electronics, kitschy coffee mugs, forgotten small appliances and stacks of books onto our front lawn. In hopes of giving our junk a higher purpose, we decided to donate all the money we raised to VisionTrust children. We set out some VisionTrust brochures, made a sign to share what the funds would go towards and had some neat conversations with people we met about the time we’ve spent serving VisionTrust children over the years.
The yard sale was a great success! Not only do we have more room in our home, we hope that our sale made a little more room in the hearts of our neighbors for serving the poor and the fatherless. And to top it all off, less stuff in our home meant more funds to donate to help the children of VisionTrust receive nutritious food, clean water, educational support and spiritual guidance. If you have a free Saturday this summer and some stuff that needs a higher purpose, give this idea a whirl. Your kitschy coffee mug from the back of the cabinet will finally have a loving home, and the neediest of children will be blessed in the process.